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    DescriptionMesopotamia produced one of the best-known ancient civilizations, with a literate, urban culture and highly-developed political institutions. Writing primarily for a non-specialist audience but drawing on the most up-to-date historical and archaeological sources, Harriet Crawford reviews the extraordinary social and technological developments in the region over a period of two millennia, from 3800 to 2000 BC. She describes the physical environment and discusses architecture, trade and industry, the development of writing, and changes in social and political structures. The final chapter examines the shift in power during this period from the 'temple' to the 'palace'.

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    Sumer and the Sumerians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Harriet E. W. Crawford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521388504
    ISBN 10: 0521388503

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAM
    DC20: 935.01
    LC classification: DS72 .C73 1991
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHC, NKD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3B
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    Publication date
    26 April 1991
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    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. The rediscovery of the ancient Near East: the physical environment; 2. History, chronology and social organisation; 3. Patterns of settlement and agriculture; 4. Town planning and temple architecture; 5. Public buildings and private housing; 6. Life, death and the meaning of the universe; 7. Manufacturing industry and trade; 8. Writing and the arts; 9. Conclusions: the development of Sumerian society; References; Index.